Friday, February 22, 2008

Large Feeder Visitors

My Dear Brother-in-Law sent some pictures of his feeder visitors yesterday. I asked him if I could share these pictures with you. Ithought they were so good. He had been wondering why his feeders were emptying so quickly. Hmmmm Don't we wonder. Hello, Mr Feeder Feller. We don't have any desert out today. What is going on??
I am always just amazed that these big tall creatures have such delicate hooves. Doesn't she just look like she has pixie toes with those little turned up back hooves??
Thank you Bruce.


22 comments:

Frances said...

Now we don't feel so bad about the squirrels! Great shots.

Frances at Faire Garden

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Frances, I always look to see if you are up and at em with me. :)

gintoino said...

Lisa, it always amazes me to see these pictures of wild animals in your gardens. This would be impossible to see here (and not only because we don't have dears here).Great pictures!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Thanks Gintoino, I guess if we had walls around our gardens maybe the deer wouldn't be so inclined to come in and help themselves.

Meems said...

Lisa: Beautiful creatures. Although I guess bothersome like our squirrels- right Frances? And YOUR wabbit troubles! What to do do if we had deer in our gardens?

I agree with your pixie toes observation and they are so quiet in their movements.

Thanks to Bruce for sharing. Now I must get back outside... this blogging thing is so distracting- I only came in for a short break and here I am enjoying your post! Have a wonderful weeekend. :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are right Meems. I would hate to have deer using my garden as a salad bar. I guess I shouldn't complain about those cute little bunnies...but I will. I get so mad at them.

We are covered in ice today. I won't be doing much outside today. You lucky girl.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
These look to be daytime photos, I see shadows! I do think the deer are lovely. I have had deer eating in my gardens off and on. They normally come right before dawn or right after dusk. Seeing then in the daylight is exciting.
Years ago I had a friend who was tired of having the deer eat all her flowers and veggies. She started feeding them and set up a deer feeding station with a salt lick and corn. It was amazing to sit in her kitchen and watch them.
The deer's hooves remind me of the little feet, golden lillies, of the Chinese Ladies and the foot binding they endured.
Hope it warms up soon and your ice melts! Also hope no damage in your gardens.
Sherry

cestoady said...

You and blogster, Winterwoman.wordpress.com -- who has the "A passion for nature "link, should get tegether and compare deer-feeding station pictures. She also has visitors, even a three legged one this week.

I was astonished to read that you sat before a DVD FIRE after your lunar eclipse exploit !! Great idea. With a space heater nearby -- who needs a real fireplace ??

Cheryl said...

Aren't they wonderful photos, so telling a story. We have dear near us but I have never seen any. I have put five posts on today, one is about deer and our ancient woodland, you may be interested to read it.

verobirdie said...

Thank you and your brother for sharing those pictures. They are really cute. I guess you can get mad at them if they eat all your garden, but from far, they are only lovely :-)

Teri C said...

They ARE fabulous photos and I have this same problem with our deer in Wisconsin. And then they feed on my hostas for dessert.

Jayne said...

Awwww.... too sweet!

Robin (Bumblebee) said...

The deer haven't gotten that desperate here yet. I did have to send my little dogs to chase off about 10 earlier today. It's always a funny sight to see a 10 lb. dog scare away a dozen deer.

Robin at Bumblebee

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Lisa, those are great! I'm so glad he sent them to you. I can't imagine having deer at my feeders. I know they are a nuisance for those who have them but they are so pretty!

Kerri said...

They surely are beautiful creatures but I'm thankful they haven't started feasting on my gardens or at our birdfeeders here, so far.
Your BIL snapped some great shots!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, all I have thanked my BIL for the use of his great shots. I want to thank you all for commenting. We don't get deer in our garden thankfully.

kate said...

Deer are such elegant creatures. I love the way they lope gracefully through a field. Since I've never had them eating in my garden, I can just admire their beauty from afar or near, when we're out in the country.

Alyssa, at http://myexaminedlife.blogspot.com, also had some back garden deer visitors. It amazes me how they come so close to houses.

Owin & Irena said...

beautiful photos. your lunar eclipse pictures are awesome.
thanks for visiting my blog.
cheers
irena

Blackswamp_Girl said...

:) How cute... but I bet they DO empty out his feeders pretty quickly!

(Wish I could send him this bag of "critter mix" that I bought a few weeks ago. The chipmunk and the squirrel apparently would rather eat black oil sunflowers than the critter mix they are supposed to prefer. lol.)

Muum said...

Wow! that is funny. We have had a moose wander thru our yard, I'm glad she didn't try the same thing with my bird feeder.

Ewa said...

this is amazing how they found the place. I understand that bro is living somewhere close to real wild areas?
Great pictures and thank you for sharing :)
ask for more.. if you can..

David in Greensboro, NC said...

Ha Ha Ha...great photos! Maybe we at Wild Birds Unlimited could market our new line of Deer Feeders!